• Guidance

    Professional School Counselors

    Johanna Moore, 6th Grade  
    Guidance chairperson
     
     John Shaw, 7th Grade

      Elisha Janifer, 8th Grade 
      

    Kenmoor Middle School Counseling Services is staffed by professional school counselors who advocate, collaborate and facilitate individual and system change to ensure every student has the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success and personal growth. School counselors strive to empower students to embrace their full potential and to achieve their personal and academic aspirations.

    Talk to your Counselor when …

    . . . you are experiencing a crisis and need to know where to turn. 

    . . . you want to review your overall plan for course scheduling for the following semester/year or through graduation, including decisions about honors or AP classes.

    . . . you are having a problem in a class that you haven't been able to resolve with the teacher.

    . . . you want advice about when to take the SAT, ACT, and the SAT Subject Tests. (Please see sheet on Standardized Testing for more information.)

    . . . it's early in the semester and you would like to change to a different level class (i.e., honors to regular or vice versa).

    . . . there is a family illness or death that is likely to affect your classes. It is helpful in these cases for the parent or student to contact the counselor as well as each of the teachers and request assistance on how to avoid falling behind.

    . . . you feel overwhelmed by your workload.

    . . . you need advice about balancing course load with extracurricular interests.

    . . . you (or a friend) feel uncomfortable or have conflicts with peers, have difficulty with friendships, have issues with substance abuse, or feel sad much of the time. (Help is also available through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). If you need to refer a friend, (Confidential Concern Forms are available throughout the school, and referrals and assessments are kept strictly confidential.)

    Kenmoor Guidance Website